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Here are 3 of our latest articles:

  1. McKinstry vs. Brooklyn Daily Times - by Steve Sisto in March 2021
  2. Origins Newsletter -- February 2021 - by Bruce Allardice in February 2021
  3. Lost for 200 Years: John Thorn Detects Base Ball in New York in 1821 - by John Thorn in January 2021

Here are 3 randomly selected articles:

  1. Density of Known BB Clubs in 40 Largest US Cities, 1870 - by Bruce Allardice in August 2020
  2. Ethnicity in 19C Base Ball -- A General Introduction - by Tom Gilbert in May 2020
  3. The Early Sporting Press in New England 1.0 - by Donna Halper in April 2020
  4. Base Ball on the Field, 1858-1865 - by Bruce Allardice in March 2020
  5. Old old games - by Larry McCray in December 2019
  6. Search Terms - by Larry McCray in December 2019
  7. NER Project Overview - by Larry McCray in December 2019
  8. The Massachusetts Game - by Larry McCray in December 2019
  9. Research Bibliography for Early Base Ball - by Bill Lyons in December 2019
  10. Wicket Ball - by Larry McCray in December 2019
  11. Emperics - by Larry McCray in December 2019
  12. Length of Games, 1860-1865 1.0 - by Bob Tholkes in October 2019
  13. Sons of Liberty - by Tom Gilbert in June 2019
  14. Ballplaying by Civil War Soldiers 1.0 - by Bruce Allardice in September 2018
  15. Very Early (pre-1857) Rules on Base Advancement After Caught Fly Balls - by Richard Hershberger in June 2018
  16. Baseball Making Notes - by Corky Gaskell in March 2018
  17. Ten-Position Base Ball - by Mark Brunke in February 2018
  18. Feeder and Rounders, 1841 - by Bill Hicklin in March 2016
  19. 1854 Unified Kinickerbocker-Eagle-Gotham Rules - by Bill Hicklin in March 2016
  20. La balle empoisonnée - by Bill Hicklin in March 2016
  21. The 20 Rules of the Knickerbocker Base Ball Club - by Bill Hicklin in March 2016
  22. 1860 NABBP Rules - by Bill Hicklin in March 2016
  23. Rules of the Massachusetts Association of Base Ball Players - by Bill Hicklin in March 2016
  24. Englische Base-ball - by Bill Hicklin in March 2016
  25. Early Evidence on Base Stealing - by Richard Hershberger in February 2016
  26. The Play-Testing of Early Base Ball Rule Modifications, version 1.0 - by Richard Hershberger in January 2016
  27. Cricket and the Rise of Baseball - by Bruce Allardice in June 2015
  28. Beachville Deconstruction (The New York Game Comes to Canada) - by Bill Humber in May 2015
  29. Uniforms - by Larry McCray in September 2014
  30. Playing to Win - by Larry McCray in September 2014
  31. Base Ball Fever - by Jeffrey Kittel in September 2014
  32. Gambling's Role - by Larry McCray in September 2014
  33. Club Makeup - by Larry McCray in September 2014
  34. Patterns of Spread - by Larry McCray in September 2014
  35. The Big Tours - by Larry McCray in September 2014
  36. Predecessor Pastimes - by Larry McCray in September 2014
  37. The Beneficiaries - by Larry McCray in September 2014
  38. Accounts - by Larry McCray in September 2014
  39. Competing Pastimes - by Larry McCray in September 2014
  40. The Grounds - by Marty Payne in September 2014
  41. Media Effects - by Larry McCray in September 2014
  42. The Spread of Early Base Ball in Illinois to 1870 - by Bruce Allardice in August 2014
  43. The Backstop - by Richard Hershberger in July 2014
  44. Judgment! - by Richard Hershberger in July 2014
  45. Called Pitches - by Richard Hershberger in July 2014
  46. Pitchers Covering First - by Richard Hershberger in July 2014
  47. Protoball Search Aid - by Larry McCray in March 2014
  48. Spirit Letters From X, 1857-8 - by Bob Tholkes in February 2014
  49. Stoolball Today -- The Rejuvenation of an Ancient Pastime - by John and Kay Price in November 2013
  50. For Fun and Health -- That's Why She Played - by Debbie Shattuck in October 2013
  51. 19CBB Highlights, August September 2013 - by Bob Tholkes in October 2013
  52. Internet Search Tips - by Bruce Allardice in October 2013
  53. Richard Hershberger Interview, October 2013 - by Protoball Functionary in October 2013
  54. Bruce Allardice Find Stories, October 2013 - by Bruce Allardice in October 2013
  55. Sliding - by Richard Hershberger in October 2013
  56. The Spread of Base Ball, 1859 - 1870 - by Bruce Allardice in September 2013
  57. Next Destin'd Post, August 2013 - by Larry McCray in August 2013
  58. Interview with 2013 SABR-Origins Chair Bill Johnson - by Protoball Functionary in August 2013
  59. 1857 Rules - by Jeffrey Kittel in July 2013
  60. Interview with Bill Ryczek - by Protoball Functionary in June 2013
  61. The Next Destin'd Post, June 2013 - by Larry McCray in June 2013
  62. Sam Marchiano and the 1755 Bray Diary Find - by Protoball Functionary in June 2013
  63. Don't Forget the Girls - by Debbie Shattuck in June 2013
  64. Performing Logic Searches on Protoball - by Dave Anderson in June 2013
  65. 19CBB Digest, April-May 2013 - by Bob Tholkes in June 2013
  66. 1845 Knickerbocker Rules - by Jeffrey Kittel in April 2013
  67. 19CBB Digest, March 2013 - by Bob Tholkes in April 2013
  68. Multi-word Searches on Protoball - by David Anderson in April 2013
  69. Randall Brown's Find of the Wheaton Account -- Before the Knickerbockers - by Randall Brown in April 2013
  70. Interview with Peter Morris - by Protoball Functionary in April 2013
  71. New England Woman Observes Ball Play in Norfolk, Virginia in 1802 - by Tom Altherr in April 2013
  72. Next Destin'd Post, April 2013 - by Larry McCray in April 2013
  73. Irish Rounders (Burman's Report) - by Howard Burman in March 2013
  74. New Englander Confronts Impious Sunday Ball-playing in Virginia - by Tom Altherr in March 2013
  75. Linking Clubs to Ballgames - by Dave Anderson in February 2013
  76. Postings to 19CBB, Jan. - Feb. 2013 - by Bob Tholkes in February 2013
  77. Dave's Tip No. 1 -- Using "Site Search" and "Enhanced Search" - by Dave Anderson in February 2013
  78. An Interview with David Block - by Protoball Functionary in February 2013
  79. Tom Altherr Contemplates His Favorite Finds - by Tom Altherr in February 2013
  80. A Place Leavel Enough to Play Ball - by Tom Altherr in February 2013
  81. The Next Destin'd Post, January 2013 - by Larry McCray in January 2013
  82. The Story of George Thompson’s 1823 Find --- Base Ball in New York City - by George Thompson in January 2013
  83. A New Find on Early Wicket and Old Fashioned Base Ball - by Tom Altherr in January 2013
  84. Bob Tholkes Condenses Key 19CBB Postings in December 2012 - by Bob Tholkes in January 2013
  85. The Story of George Thompson’s 1823 Find -- "Base Ball" in NYC! - by George Thompson in January 2013
  86. The Spread of Base Ball in the Pacific Northwest - by Mark Brunke in January 2013
  87. Interview with John Thorn, Official Historian of Major League Baseball - by Protoball Functionary in January 2013
  88. "A Good Many Different Kinds of Ball" - by Tom Altherr in January 2013
  89. What Was The Massachusetts Game, Anyway? - by Jeffrey Kittel in December 2012
  90. What Was Rounders, Anyway? - by Larry McCray, Jeffrey Kittel in November 2012
  91. Early Championships - by Larry McCray in October 2012
  92. What Was Town Ball, Anyway? - by Larry McCray, Jeffrey Kittel in October 2012
  93. Ballplaying in Civil War Camps - by Larry McCray in July 2009
  94. The Evolution of the Baseball Up To 1872 - by Rob Loeffler in March 2007


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